Santa Monica artist, Michael Baroff has teamed up with ocean conservation efforts.
Baroff will be supporting ocean acidification efforts for developing pH monitoring software to better understand the effects of acidity changes in the ocean. Support the campaign and receive a Michael baroff original print from the metascapes collection.
See image: by Michael Baroff
The ocean’s pH is changing because of human interaction. Insite International is creating “Ocean pH Report,” a pH monitoring software designed to track the ocean’s acidity levels in a comprehensive and simple format. Ocean pH Report will leverage the advent of new technologies and increased global data feeds to create the next generation, dynamic online ocean monitoring and alert system. One that empowers people everywhere to better manage our most abundant natural resource.
The ocean contains 97% of the water on Earth. As of now, very little is known about the quality of water and how it is changing as a result of carbon dioxide emissions created by human activity.
As a team of software engineers, NASA trained technologists, SCUBA professionals and researchers, Insite International is embarking on the first phase of an X-PRIZE competition to monitor the ocean’s acidity levels. As a result, we plan to present this data to researchers, technologists, activists and a non-technical concerned audience so we can all better understand the effects of acidity and help predict and protect the future of our oceans.
Insite International is seeking funding for the development of pH monitoring software OceanPHReport.com which includes costs associated with having our team attend the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Forum, held in conjunction with Oceanology International 2014 in London, England. One of the primary goals of the forum is to help attendees identify potential collaborators, partners, additional funding sources and other valuable resources in the development of ocean pH sensor technology.
For more info about the ocean health campaign, see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceanacid/ocean-ph-report